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2018/2019  BA-BPOLV3003U  BSc IBP Internship, 30 ECTS

English Title
BSc IBP Internship, 30 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 30 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Edward Ashbee - Department of International Economics, Governance and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 20-09-2018

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Learning objectives
  • gain practical experience relevant to the IBP competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization
  • develop a balanced, critical and reflexive understanding of the internship organization and the economic, political and social context within which it is situated
  • identify International Business and Politics-related challenges or issues within the organization or the context within which it is situated and, on the basis of this, pose an appropriate research question(s) place the identified issues within the relevant academic literature
  • select, adapt and apply relevant theories and methods
  • show an awareness of the methodological and theoretical choices involved and of relevant problems in the philosophy of science.
  • reach a clear and well-reasoned conclusion based upon research, analysis and findings
  • ensure a logical coherence between the research question(s), analysis and conclusion utilize
Exam ECTS 30
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 40 pages
Assignment type Report
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer and Winter, The hand-in deadline
Spring semester: 1st September
Autumn semester: 1st March
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Internships require pre-approval by an IBP faculty supervisor and the Study Board prior to the start of the internship. Before applying students are asked to read the IBP course description and the internship page on MyCBS carefully.


A 30 ECTS internship requires a minimum of 750 hours (20 weeks) documented employment.


Please note that it's only possible to take one internship. Students should therefore decide whether it should be for 7.5, 15 or 30 ECTS.

Course content and structure

The eligibility of proposed internships is evaluated by the supervisor and the Study Board on the basis of two criteria:


  1. The relevance of the host organization.

In line with the focus of the study program, the activities of the host organization must be related to one or more of the IBP core areas. The core areas of the IBP programs are politics, business and management and economics.

2.The relevance of the internship position.

The student’s responsibilities during the internship should be related to the IBP competency profile. The application for pre-approval should show how the internship will address the competency profile and provide a basis for a report that will meet learning objectives listed below.

Description of the teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
Report and research paper supervision should always be a two-way process. Students are encouraged to seek feedback on their work by maintaining contact with their supervisor on a regular basis and preparing in advance for supervision sessions by drawing up an agenda listing questions or issues for discussion.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, etc.) 255 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 277 hours
Last updated on 20-09-2018